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Great to see everyone back after summer. Loads to do this year including a new ways of teaching maths and literacy. New this year- class assemblies with a chance to come in and see your children in action and Mathletics

Children  »  Year 6  »  Year 6 Information

Welcome to our Year 6 information page.  

This page is to keep you up to date with information that you will find useful.  

Staff in Year 6:

6D teacher is Mrs Drummond

6C teacher is Mrs Cope

Year 6 are supported by Mrs McGrath and Mrs Kemble.

Other staff that work with Year 6 are Mrs Tate and Mrs Toher.


PE

Our PE days are on Tuesday and Friday and children need to bring the appropriate kit.   

For indoor PE this is a pair of black shorts and a plain white t-shirt.  For outdoor PE they will need a pair of tracksuit / jogging trousers, a plain t-shirt and a plain sweatshirt / hoodie.  As the weather improves, they will wear shorts and t-shirt outside.


 
Year 6 are learning about the impact of the Second World War on the Home Front. Through reading Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian they will empathise with evacuees. During our theme day the children will be evacuated learning about school life during the war, rationing, code breaking and first aid. Through story writing we will write how they feel when they are evacuated, life during an air raid and re-tell a story about finding a German Pilot.  We will study Anne Frank creating her life story as a storyboard.  From our visit to Eden Camp we will describe the scenes, smells and sounds of the era.
Our science topic this term is electricity where we will be investigating the impact more bulbs and batteries have in simple circuits using circuit diagrams to record our results. In art we will be using sketching pencils to produce our own drawings of war time themes. In DT we will be making our own air-raid shelters and decorating them inside by researching the features. We will also light them up using our skills from science.
We are using the abacus scheme to develop our maths skills.  At home children will be assigned games to practise these using their own log in. We will be using real life experiences to put them into context.
Through our own research we will create a power-point of an area of interest about the war that we would like to find more about and also make a model / poster to accompany it. 
 
Reading
Reading at home has a huge impact on your child's progress and we ask that your child reads to an adult at least 3 times a week, every night is even better! Please sign your child's reading record and write any appropriate comments. This could be how well they read or parts they found hard.  

Spellings
Children will bring home spellings on a Friday. These will be linked to what they have been learning in their spelling sessions. It is important that they try to read and spell the words on the list.